An appropriate letter of compensation should be prepared by a lawyer or a reputable third party such as a bank or insurance company. Fourth, under the Malaysian Statute of Limitations, 1953, a claim for breach of contract must be filed within 6 years of the breach, and Nasri v Mesah  1 MLJ 32 is the authority of this general rule. However, in order to determine when time begins to run, compensation must take into account the true nature of the promise that one party has made to the other. One of the most negotiated clauses of a share sale agreement (“SSA”) is the set-off clause. The parties to the SSA can agree on the most basic, including the purchase price, from day one, but a clause that resembles a boilerplate of an agreement – the clearing clause – can take months of time to negotiate. Design of the indemnification clause It is important to note that even though the SSA is silent on damages as a general legal remedy in the event of a breach of contract, the party can still claim damages from the other party resulting from a breach of contract. However, this is not the case with compensation, as compensation is a special contract that the parties must enter into specifically in order for the parties to benefit from it. First, it is true that in Malaysia, the buyer of an SSA can sue the seller for breach of contract and claim damages under the SSA, even without a indemnification clause. So what exactly does a letter of compensation do and when is it actually needed? Slight changes in wording can have a major impact. There are different types of remuneration agreements: general form remuneration, intermediate form remuneration, limited form remuneration, comparative, implicit remuneration, etc. Your friend Irfan asks you to come on board as a partner in a shipping company he wants to build.
He assures you that you will only be appointed as a partner and that he will take care of the business and operations. Irfan even signs a compensation agreement stipulating that it indemnifies you for any liability of the company. c) A sells and delivers goods to B.C then agrees to pay them in default by B without consideration. The agreement is null and void. Car rental companies often ask drivers to sign a compensation agreement before driving the car off the property. This is to protect against legal action if the driver of the rental car has an accident. As a result, the target company lost its customers and sales, which resulted in a reduction in the value of the target company`s shares. In this situation, the Buyer may claim direct damages against the Seller for breach of contract due to a false statement by the Seller regarding the condition of the machines, which resulted in the payment to the Seller of a higher purchase price by the Buyer, however, the depreciation of the shares of the target company is a consequential damage that can only be claimed with compensation.1 Let us know the benefits of both facilities in an Agreement from the buyer`s point of view. In this scenario, Part A has most likely entered into some form of professional liability protection product with a bank or financial institution. This acts as insurance that covers potential financial costs.
A indemnification clause in the SSA may allow for an extension of this limitation period, since the cause of action for indemnification can begin from the date on which the seller refuses to pay the compensation (which is later than the date of the breach), but this depends on the wording of the indemnification clause and the facts of the particular case. Another point to note is that the parties usually try to negotiate a broad and general set-off clause in the hope that such a clause could help one party sue the other for everything that happens under the sun. However, the cases decided show that this is not always the best approach, as some courts consider that it would be wrong to give these indemnification clauses such an indefinite interpretation without trying to determine the intention of the parties on the basis of the terms of the agreement and the circumstances that accompany it at the time of the conclusion of the agreement. Simply put, compensation is security or protection against loss. Compensation is usually referred to as “compensation,” usually in connection with one`s own actions. In short, the Compensation Act does not require the person receiving compensation to first pay to a third party to demand it from the person who is entitled to compensation. Before moving into a rental building, a landlord may require the tenant to sign a indemnification clause in the lease. .